from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various perennial grasslike plants of the genus Eriophorum native chiefly to wet places in northern temperate and cold regions and bearing at maturity one or more conspicuous tufts of cottony bristles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of plants (Eriphorum) of the Sedge family, having delicate capillary bristles surrounding the fruit (seedlike achenia), which elongate at maturity and resemble tufts of cotton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of plants of the genus Eriophorum, natural order Cyperace√¶.
  • n. A panic-grass, Panicum insulare, bearing cottony or silky hairs on its spikelets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes


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